Hello, Felix here from Judith’s UK team! Recently I had the chance to join Judith’s Brussels office team for a week. I thought I’d take over her blog this week and fill you in on some of the things I got up to! To begin with, the European Parliament is a pretty remarkable place. If … Continue reading EPLife- A view from Judith’s UK team in Brussels
This week, the Liberal Democrats proposed a Bill that should break the deadlock between Johnson’s government at the EU. The Bill amends the Fixed Term Parliament Act to hold a General Election on Monday December 9th. It is well know that we believe a 'People’s Vote' is the best way forward to stop Brexit, but … Continue reading LibDems set out plan for December 9th General Election
The Lib Dems have warned that Tory plans to scrap free school lunches, in favour of free breakfasts, is an uncosted scheme that will put pressure on barely managing families and schools, as well as contributing to the issue of childhood obesity. The Conservative manifesto pledges to scrap universal free school lunches for primary school … Continue reading Free school breakfasts scheme an uncosted blow to schools, families and children
Ruth Headen is a local woman who has turned her life around. Judith went to meet her and hear her story and her plans for the future, growing a business in Newbury
Yesterday, at Park House School, Newbury, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate Judith Bunting launched the Liberal Democrat’s manifesto policies for young people and children.
The Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto plans today for a brighter future, with pledges to reverse Conservative cuts and increase funding for the NHS, schools and police.
Liberal Democrats have announced they would boost investment in police forces by £300m a year. This is in stark contrast to the Conservatives who have overseen devastating cuts to community policing. Theresa May as Home Secretary and now Prime Minister has cut policing budgets by over £2bn, eroding the very fabric of community policing. Under … Continue reading Lib Dems would give Thames Valley Police an extra £8.3m a year
The Liberal Democrats have announced they will invest £28,953,046 more in schools and colleges in West Berkshire over the next parliament.The funding for West Berkshire would reverse cuts to frontline school and college budgets, protect per pupil funding in real terms and ensure no school loses out from changes to funding arrangements.£754,957 of the funding would be … Continue reading Lib Dems will invest more than £28m to protect school funding in Newbury & West Berkshire
Final results in the 2017 County Council elections show that Labour have lost 382 Council seats across the UK, and lost control of 7 out of 16 Councils that they held (see BBC: Local elections 2017: The results mapped). Whether the cause is Tory gerrymandering or Corbyn's performance, it is impossible to say, but an opposition party … Continue reading Lib Dem Leader says Labour vote has collapsed
The Liberal Democrats have become the first major party to commit to ending the "national scandal" of rough sleeping across Britain, including in Newbury and West Berkshire.